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Thursday, November 30, 2006

"Dear Yarn" Letter

Dear blue skein,

Since I first took you out of the box, dear yarn, you have charmed me with your ways: your generous 560 yards, your soft sheen, the way you happily soaked up dye, whether you were being handpainted or immersed.

But now — this is so hard to say — I fear we've come to a parting of the ways, dear yarn. You are keeping me awake at night, whispering in my ear of the socks I could make with you — or maybe a shawl? or a hat and scarf? your possibilities have me bewildered.

You are coming between me and my next red scarf, and the pattern that's begun to percolate in the back of my brain; you are distracting me from the Dulaan mittens I had in mind, before you began entangling me in your merino strands, dear, dear yarn.

Much as I love you, it's time for me to give you up. I am donating you as a Knit Unto Others prize, so that you and an as yet unknown knitter can find true happiness together.

I bid you fond farewell, my true-blue yarn.


  • a beautiful love story ... over...

    By Blogger maryse, at 8:29 PM  

  • You are so philanthropic I can't believe it. Giving up BLUE yarn like that, for the greater good.

    By Anonymous Laurie, at 6:51 AM  

  • Aw, buh-bye, Blue. Enjoy your new home...

    By Anonymous Dave Daniels, at 7:12 AM  

  • Blue would certainly be welcome in my home any time! Such depth of color.

    By Anonymous Manise, at 8:26 AM  

  • What gorgeous yarn! You are such a noble woman! I hope the winner lets you know what the yarn finally becomes.

    By Blogger Roxie, at 9:17 AM  

  • I find it totally heart warming that others converse with their yarn :-)

    By Blogger textilejunkie, at 9:47 AM  

  • The blue skein is so beautiful. May it find a very good home. (Wish I could win!);-)

    By Blogger margene, at 10:09 AM  

  • That is very pretty and you are generous and wonderful to let it go into the universe like that... may your generosity be returned to you threefold. In merino. Or silk.

    By Blogger Will Pillage For Yarn, at 10:59 AM  

  • You'll always have Paris, right?

    By Blogger Beth S., at 11:14 AM  

  • So, so prretty! I am sure it will find a good home.

    By Blogger Norma, at 2:54 PM  

  • That's me! I just found out! This baby blue will be sooo loved! It's gorgeous!

    By Blogger Carol, at 8:54 PM  

  • Classic signs of a fiberaholic - you must know that your knitting days are over and your spinning days are looming out there waiting for you. When you hang the fiber on your walls so that you can just enjoy the simplicity of it's loveliness - you are a fiberaholic. We have support groups if you are interested!
    And you are philanthropic too..... WOW!
    Happy Tuesday

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:47 AM  

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